THE premature ending of the football season might have denied Bromsgrove Sporting the chance of back-to-back promotions - but they do have at least one trophy to show for their efforts.

While the Southern League Premier Central season was declared null and void with results expunged, the same was not the case for a prestigious matchday programme competition.

The Soccer Club Swap Shop, which acts as a coordinating body and clearing house for football programmes, has awarded Sporting third place in the Southern League Premier Division Central.

The Rouslers also found themselves in the top 50 for all non-league clubs at 28th place, ahead of a number of higher level and former Football League clubs out of the hundreds of teams producing programmes.

Club chairman Mike Burke said of the honour: "I think the award reflects the hard work, commitment and ability of a number of people involved in the production.

"Bryn Davies, of the Hot Lobster Company, who does the artwork for the cover, manager Brendan Kelly who always writes an informative, interesting and dare I say pithy column, Matt Foden and David Quine who do the Wandering Rousler pages based on watching football in other countries, printer Richard Nokes of Bromsgrove Printing and not forgetting our editor Phil Baker, who has now been doing that job for all of our ten seasons."